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2020 Jan

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens



Charcoal for the management of pruritus and uremic toxins in patients with chronic kidney disease.


Cupisti A, Piccoli GB, Gallieni M
Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2020 Jan; 29(1):71-79.
PMID: 31725009.


Pruritus is an important, prevalent but often neglected symptom in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) or on dialysis. This review addresses the use of activated charcoal and its analogs in the treatment of uremic pruritus, which can be a sign of uremic toxicity.